‘Tis the season to find recipes where you don’t have to turn on the oven and heat up your already hot house!
When you don’t want to sweat in the summer sun, but still want that yummy Italian taste, try these Zucchini Noodles, I promise you’ll love this healthy veggie meal.
Zucchini Noodles also called zoodles, are a healthy alternative to pasta! Instead of all those carbs, you’re eating a vegetable! Zucchini can be thinly sliced to resemble noodles. So not only do you get some delicious Italian food, you also get those veggies in.
Zucchini, as a popular summer squash is the perfect summer veggie, and is a great source of vitamin C and rich in anti-oxidants. And, they’re only 19 calories per cup, they’re so healthy!
This vegetable is also called the courgette, a French word that the British also use, and is a summer squash. The color of the skin can vary between dark green, light green, and yellow.
Zucchinis actually come from South America and were brought to Europe where they were cultivated in the 1800’s in Milan, Italy. It came back to the Americas in the early 1900’s brought back by Italian immigrants.
You can prepare zoodles with a kitchen gadget called a spiralizer, but you can also cut the zucchini really thing. You can either serve them raw, or cook them quickly in a pan with some olive oil.
And I don’t stop spiralizing just with my zucchini. I love to spiralize carrots, beets, and sometimes I even use cucumber! You can spiralize anything!
But my favorite recipe is still the zucchini noodles with pesto, I always need my Italian pasta fix, and this is the perfect combination. But feel free to get creative! You can add anything you want to this pasta, I love to add some almonds and fresh cherry tomatoes.
It’s a perfect weeknight meal where you can just throw in everything in your pantry or fridge. I also use this recipe when I need to get rid of leftovers. It’s easy to just grab that extra cheese, or stir-fried vegetables from the other night and toss them in this dish! You can even add some protein to the meal! I love to add some sautéed pancetta, but I sometimes just add some leftover chicken, or even just a boiled egg.
This meal is so easy and you can create all kinds of variations with it, which makes it so fun and the perfect meal for everyone in the family.
Delicious and healthy, this is exactly what you want in a meal. Are you ready to find out how to make these zoodles? Read on for this super easy recipe!
What you Need:
- 2 Large Zucchinis
- Pesto Sauce
- 15 cherry tomatoes
- Crushed almonds
- First start by spiralizing your zucchinis, or chop them up in small, matchstick sized pieces
- Make sure to crush your almonds, or find sliced almonds.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half for ease in eating
- Mix everything together! Bon appetite